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Canon Unveils the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6: A Wide-Angle Zoom for the EOS M

Canon 11-22mm IS STM

Canon has today announced to the masses the an 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, expanding the company’s EF-M lens line with an ultra-wide barrel of glass fit for the EOS-M mirrorless compact system camera.

It’s the first wide zoom Canon’s bringing to the market with 3-stop optical image stabilization, and features a slick linear stepper motor perfect for the folks who require silent auto-focusing when shooting video (along with “dynamic IS for steady movies”).

Its relatively small size means you shouldn’t have much of a problem lugging it around, thanks to its retractable lens design (a first for the EF line). Comparatively speaking, it’s about the size of Canon’s 18-55 kit zoom lens.

Canon EF-M 11-22 Vertical

Canon has also announced a new update to the EOS M firmware that guarantees full compatibility with this new ultra-wide. The update will prevent the camera from snapping shots while the lens is in its collapsed position.

If you’re interested in picking one up, it should be available at a photography store near you by the end of July. The cost is reported to be set at £379.99 in the UK. US pricing is yet to be announced, but may hover in the $500-$600 range.


 
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  • Canon EOS M owner

    379.99 squids!

  • Mario da Silva

    I don’t understand the comment:”The update will prevent the camera from snapping shots while the lens is in its collapsed position.” Does that mean the lens has to be ‘extended’ before it can be used?